WELCOME: Graveside Services for Doris Lohse-Stokes, 72, of Red Wing, Minnesota formerly of Fox Lake will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Welcome City Cemetery in Welcome, Minnesota.
Doris died on Sunday afternoon, October 14, 2012 at her residence at Deercrest in Red Wing, Minnesota . Visitation will be from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m. Friday at the Kramer Family Funeral Home in Welcome, Minnesota.
Doris Pauline Lohse was born August 20, 1940 in Fox Lake, MN to George and Alice (Brensel) Lohse. She graduated from Welcome High School in 1958 and went on to graduate from Mankato State College with a B.S. in Education in 1962. After graduation, she completed her classroom teaching at Monticello. Doris taught at Ceylon High School and became the first female speech director at Faribault Senior High School. She taught college bound Speech and English, including term papers and fifteen minute orations. She also did seven years of homebound teaching in Red Wing, teaching pregnant girls and boys who had been in skiing and auto accidents. She married Gerald Kyllo in 1967 and they had two children. They later divorced. She married Gerald Meyer in 1985, they later divorced. She married Ronald M. Stokes in 1989. Ronald died on December 6, 2008. Religiously, Doris had been a Mennonite, Baptist, Methodist, and became an ELCA Lutheran in 1969.
Doris is survived by her loving children, Deanna Peterson of Red Wing and Douglas (Wendy) Kyllo of Zumbrota; grandchildren, Aaron Peterson, Kyera Peterson, Ethan Kyllo, Harley Kyllo and Braydon Potter; four brothers, Donald Lohse of Waseca, Minnesota, Merle (Donna) Lohse of Mankato, Minnesota, Dale (Barb) Lohse of Fairmont, Minnesota, and Bruce (Sandra) Lohse of Rochester, Minnesota; two sisters, Virginia (Ed) Cosmillo of Olathe, Kansas and Helen (Dennis) Klenz of Georgetown, Texas; brother-in-law, Richard Kramer of Sherburn, Minnesota. She is also survived by step-children, Larry and Ronald W. Stokes; step grandchildren, Daniel and Skylar Stokes; and many nieces and nephews.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald M. Stokes; sister, Betty Kramer; sister-in-law, Thelma Lohse.
Born: August 20, 1940
Death: October 14, 2012